will lead to leakage of stomach contents (acid, bile, and semi-digested food) into the esophagus, causing heartburn, chest
esophagitis. The acid may reach the throat
, leading to reflux laryngitis and hoarseness, chronic mostly one-sided sore throat and chronic dry cough. The refluxed acid may enter the windpipe specially when sleeping at night and lead to asthma, recurrent pneumonitis, or chronic lung disease and fibrosis as a result of inflammation of the lungs from aspiration.